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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
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Language reference
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832 words

...1823 ‘ Jon Bee ’ Dict. of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, etc. gin crawl ( n. ) [ crawl n. (2)] a tour of public houses for the purpose of drinking a series of gins. 1883 Bird o' Freedom 7th Mar. in Ware ( 1909 ) 141/2: Phil Benjamin was taking his daily constitutional, which consisted in what is called ‘a gin crawl’ – in this instance between Drury Lane and Covent Garden. 1892 A. Chevalier Little Nipper n.p.: I used to do a gin crawl ev'ry night, An' very, very often come 'ome tight [F&H]. 1909 J. Ware Passing Eng. of the...

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